Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



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Dr Jacek Pawlak is a Research Fellow at Imperial College London (Urban Systems Laboratory and Centre for Transport Studies) working in the fields of transport, urban systems, technology, and innovation. His background is in Economics, Geography and Transport Studies (Imperial College London and University College London). Since January 2017 he has been a Committee Research Coordinator for the US Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Effects of ICT on Travel choices (AEP35). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Dr Pawlak also collaborates with Cisco Innovation for the UK & as a Principal Modelling Specialist. He also founded and is the Director of a consultancy company Intersection Analytics Ltd.

In recent years, Dr Pawlak has been involved in research and consultancy work concerning understanding and modelling the role and impact of new technologies on transport and more broadly urban systems, using traditional and emerging data sources. To date, Dr Pawlak has been part of a number of large scale academic, industrial research and consultancy projects, including £7M EPSRC-funded IDLES project and £6M EPSRC-funded Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College London, £2M InnovateUK-RSSB-funded Project SWIFT (Superfast Wi-Fi In-Train for Future Travel). H was also involved in formulating and executing the £15M the UK’s IoT City Demonstrator Cityverve. In addition, Dr Pawlak has extensive experience as a reviewer for academic journals and research agencies (UK and beyond) as well as an advisor to government departments and industrial bodies, including the Department for Transport, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and National Infrastructure Commission.

Outside academia, Dr Pawlak is a passionate sailor, traveller & tour guide.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Calastri C, Pawlak J, Batley R, 2022, Participation in online activities while travelling: an application of the MDCEV model in the context of rail travel, Transportation, Vol:49, ISSN:0049-4488, Pages:61-87

Pawlak J, Faghih Imani A, Sivakumar A, 2021, How do household activities drive electricity demand? Applying activity-based modelling in the context of the United Kingdom, Energy Research and Social Science, Vol:82, ISSN:2214-6296, Pages:1-18

Hou H, Pawlak J, Sivakumar A, et al., 2020, An approach for building occupancy modelling considering the urban context, Building and Environment, Vol:183, ISSN:0360-1323, Pages:1-18

Pawlak J, 2020, Travel-based multitasking: review of the role of digital activities and connectivity, Transport Reviews, Vol:40, ISSN:0144-1647, Pages:429-456

Pawlak J, Polak J, Sivakumar A, 2017, A framework for joint modelling of activity choice, duration, and productivity while travelling, Transportation Research Part B - Methodological, Vol:106, ISSN:0191-2615, Pages:153-172

Pawlak J, Polak JW, Sivakumar A, 2014, Towards a microeconomic framework for modelling the joint choice of activity–travel behaviour and ICT use, Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice, Vol:76, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:92-112


Pawlak J, Circella G, 2021, ICT, Virtual and In-Person Activity Participation, and Travel Choice Analysis, International Encyclopedia of Transportation, Editor(s): Vickerman, Elsevier, ISBN:9780081026724


Manca F, Sivakumar A, Pawlak J, et al., Will We Fly Again? Modelling Air Travel Demand in Light of COVID-19 through a London Case Study, 100th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Pawlak J, Circella G, Mahmassani H, et al., 2020, Information and Communication Technologies(ICT), Activity Decisions,and Travel Choices: 20 years into the Second Millennium and where do we go next?, Transportaton Research Board, Washington DC, Pages:1-12

Pawlak J, Sivakumar A, Polak JW, 2013, An Imputation Approach to the Fusion of Travel Diary and Lifestyle Data: Application to the Analysis of the Interaction of ICT and Physical Mobility, New Technologies and Techniques for Statistics (NTTS) 2013 conference


Pawlak J, Le Vine S, Polak J, et al., 2015, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, ICT and Physical Mobility – State of Knowledge and Future Outlook, Munich, Institute for Mobility Research ifmo: A Research Facility of the BMW Group

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